Warrant Books: January 1709, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23, 1709. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1949.

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January 1709, 1–10

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
1708–9. Jan. 1. William Lowndes to Mr. Walpole and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Officers discharged out of Col. Blosset's Regiment, with the Earl of Galway's letter desiring an allowance for them by way of pension and that Capt. St. Leger “of the said Regiment detained with the said Earl” may have half pay settled on his wife. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 26.
Same to same to report on Mr. Douglas's letter [missing] relating to the pension of 20s. a day payable to his father Sir William Douglas as Brigadier General, “which he desires may be put upon the Establishment of General Officers.” Ibid.
Jan. 3. Money warrant for 80l. to John Tucker for half a year to 1708 Xmas on his salary as Keeper of her Majesty's [State] Paper Office. Money Book XIX, p. 413. Disposition Book XIX, p. 248.
Money orders for 275l. to James, Earl of Seafield, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland, for 1708 Xmas quarter's salary for himself and his clerk.
125l. each to John Smith and to John Scrope, Alexander Maitland and John Clark as Barons of the Exchequer there for same quarter.
125l. to said Scrope for same quarter on his additional salary as a same.
25l. each to John Tarver, Queen's Remembrancer in Scotland, and John Tyas, Clerk of the Pipe in Scotland with Colin Mackenzie; for same quarter.
25l. each to said Tarver and Tyas for same quarter's additional allowance.
25l. to William Stewart for same quarter as Queen's Remembrancer in Scotland with the abovesaid Tarver.
25l. to Colin Mackenzie for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe with said Tyas.
25l. to William Allanson for same quarter as Treasurer's Remembrancer in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 474. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
Jan. 4. Letter of direction for 2,638l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer whereof 2,139l. 6s. 6d. to be out of the [arrears of the] fifth 4s. Aid anno 1702; 41l. 1s.d. out of [arrears of] subsidies anno 1703; and 458l. 7s.d. out of [arrears of the] one third Tonnage and Poundage anno 1704: and is to be applied to pay tickets to turned over men pursuant to Act of Parliament and to be placed in the Navy accounts to the head of wages in the abovesaid respective years 1702–4. Disposition Book XIX, p. 248.
Jan. 5. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Godolphin for 1708 Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book XIX, p. 413. Disposition Book XIX p. 248.
Same for 500l. to William Borret as imprest for Crown Law suits. Money Book XIX, p. 413. Order Book V, p. 204. Disposition Book XIX, p. 248.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Money Book XIX, p. 414.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1708 Xmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Ibid.
Same by same to the Receipt (after all the moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of the fund for 72,187l. 10s. 0d. per an. for the 1707 annuities shall be directed away) to complete the fund for the said annuities for the year ended 1708 Xmas (which is deficient by the amount of 8,946l. 0s. 10½d.) by issuing and applying thereto so much out of any of her Majesty's revenue applicable to the use of the Civil Government as (together with moneys arising from branches of the revenue as follows) shall make up the said deficient sum of 8,946l. 0s. 10½d.; to wit from arrears of taxes, Duties or revenues in the late war not applicable to repaying loans or interest thereon, from the rent of Hackney Coaches, from the Plantation Duties, from the 25 per cent. on French Goods, from the 5s. per ton on French shipping, from the 5s. per piece on white woollen cloth and from the moneys arising by brewers' forfeitures, after all previous directions be satisfied for issues out of such arrears or unappropriated revenues as by Treasurer Godolphin's letter of Dec. 29 last [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXII, p. 472]: all in order that the credit of the Exchequer may not be impaired in case the annuity payments be called for before sufficient moneys of the fund therefor be in the Exchequer.
Appending: certificate of the state of said fund for 72,187l. 10s. 0d. annuities.
£ s. d.
a year and three quarters payable on the annuities [purchased anno 1707 on a fund ad hoc arising from licences] for hawkers &c. between Lady day 1707 and Xmas 1708 at 78,187l. 10s. 0d. per an. amounts to 126,328 2 6
towards which: money arising by several overpluses 82,382l. 1s.d. and money reserved in the Exchequer 35,000l. 117,382 1
so there will remain as due to complete this annuity [the above annuities] to Xmas 1708 8,946 0 10½
Ibid., p. 415.
Jan. 5. Letter of direction for 400l. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [for 1708 Xmas quarter's salary]: out of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIX, p. 248.
Same for 803l. 3s.d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Henry Wise; 700l. thereof for same quarter for the Gardens and 103l. 3s.d. for same for St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 249.
Same for 40,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709: half thereof for sea services of the Ordnance, and half for land services. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Chamberlain, Secretary to the Governors of the Bounty to poor Clergy. The Lord Treasurer has no objection to your complying with the proposal of Lady Walgrave [Waldegrave] for her allowing to the said Governors a discount of 5 per cent. if the arrears to Xmas last (being 9,185l. 14s. 4d.) on her pension of 1,000l. per an. out of First Fruits and Tenths be paid to her in one entire payment. But at present there is no more than 6,583l. 2s. 3d. of such moneys in the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 32.
Jan. 5, 11, 15, 27, 29. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benj. Blanche as a tidesman London port loco John Bayly who has relinquished that employment.
Samuel Pugh as a same Yarmouth port loco Jo[h]n Guyat deceased.
Warwick Arthur (present collector of Bridlington) as collector in Whitehaven port loco John Clough deceased.
George Richardson as one of the Examiners of the Outport Books loco Samuell Gellibrand deceased.
Thrustian Collison as a tidesurveyor London port loco Alexander Douglas deceased.
Adlard Welby as a landwaiter ibid. loco Samuel Whaple deceased.
Robert Wood (a landwaiter Plymouth port) as a landwaiter London port loco James Houseman dismissed for neglect of duty.
William Cosin as landwaiter at Plymouth loco said Wood.
Thomas Elphick as riding officer on the establishment of Dover port loco Henry Darrington deceased.
Cha. Young as waiter and searcher at Hictham [Heacham] and Brancaster in Lynn Regis port loco Philip Loads dismissed.
Oliver Newby as collector at Woodbridge loco Richard Andrews deceased.
James Syred as collector at Aldborough loco said Newby.
Richard Massey and William Osbourne to exchange places.
Joseph Butcher as tidesman London port loco William Leach deceased “subject to the pensions of superannuated tidesmen.”
Cha. Chaple as a tidesman at Minehead loco George Wellington deceased.
John White as chief boatman at Chichester harbour loco William Whitman deceased.
Richard Knight as riding officer at Werden Point in Chichester port loco John Norton deceased.
Samuell Andrews as riding surveyor at Aldborough loco James Syred preferred as above.
John Bower as collector of Bridlington loco Warwick Arthur preferred as above.
Samuel Kettilby as collector of Southwold in Yarmouth port loco John Eveliga dismissed.
John Culliford as surveyor of Southampton loco Mr. Pickard deceased.
William Graston as a boatman at Shields in Newcastle port loco John Aubony deceased.
John Unthank as a boatman at Sunderland loco Robert Hardcastle deceased.
Rowland Jefferies as a waiter &c. at Llanstephan in Milford port loco Henry Williams deceased.
George Benyon as a tidesman at Bristol loco John Cox deceased.
Richard Fancourt as a tidesman at Cowes loco Richard Tucker deceased.
Henry Rainsdon as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco John Bowen dismissed.
Francis Brixcy as a fourth surveyor of Customs at Bristol at 100l. per an.
John Taylor as tidesman and porter at Lancaster upon the resignation of John Anyon.
Rouland Dawkins as waiter and searcher at Southbury on the establishment of Milford port loco John Hinton dismissed.
Richard Beach as a boatman at Newhaven loco Thomas Wreen deceased.
Thomas Dunn as tidesman at Yarmouth loco John Guyat deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 137, 142, 144, 148.
Jan. 5. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill of the Customs for 1708 Xmas quarter for respectively London port: total 6,947l. 6s. 6d.: and for the outports: total 9,449l. 3s. 9d. Ibid., p. 142.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Malet, one of the sureties for his father Baldwin Malet late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, shewing that he has undertaken to pay his father's debt and has already raised 4,768l. 17s. 0d. on estates entailed on him but has met with great difficulties in raising the remainder being 1,614l. 9s.d.: therefore praying further time till Easter next. Reference Book VIII, p. 343.
Same to Samuel Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of the Duke of Newcastle praying to add two new lives in his lease of certain woods called Princes Woods alias East Woods and the lawns thereto adjoining containing 68 acres and a cottage in the tenure of George Fox lying in Hermitage or Blackmore Co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, to deliver out of her Majesty's stores to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, a block of white marble amongst other marble taken as prize in the last war and now lying in the stores of her Majesty's Works in Scotland Yard containing 10 feet 11 inches by 3 feet 7 inches; her Majesty being pleased to give the same to him.
Prefixing: Sir Christopher Wren to the Lord Treasurer representing the said Earl's request for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XX, p. 290.
Jan. 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Charles Graydon, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, Scotland, to pay the salary bill of the Customs for the ports of Edinburgh and Leith for 1708 Xmas quarter: total 1,449l. 13s. 7d.
The like for the outports, Scotland, for same quarter: total 1,126l. 5s. 0d. Out Letters (North Britain) I, p. 473.
Jan. 6. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to make the strictest enquiry into and to report on (a) infra.
Appending: letter from J. Burchett, the Secretary of the Admiralty, to the Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State dated 1708 Dec. 27, enclosing a copy of a letter received this morning from Sir George Bing in which he gives an account that there have been lately 12 ships loaden with provisions from Ireland in the Bay of Cadiz which they furnish to our enemies to the great prejudice of her Majesty and that there are four sail at this time in that Road. He mentions the name of one of the said ships called the Teneriffe galley,—Holyday master, which went from Gibraltar and thence to Cadiz laden with corn, upon whose arrival the inhabitants of Cadiz very much rejoiced, bread and corn being exceedingly wanted at that place. He is told that these practices are very frequent and that the enemy's ships which clear at that port (and would otherwise be much straightened for want of provision) meet with constant supply by means of these vessels.
(b) copy of said Bing's letter. Out Letters (General) XIX, pp. 26–27.
Jan. 7. Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Battely, Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, for one year to 1708 Lady day on his fee for the execution of all the originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer. Order Book VII, p. 214. Disposition Book XIX, p. 252.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to raise 15,973l. 17s. 3d. out of tallies in your hands on Land Tax or Malt anno 1708 “as you shall find opportunities of disposing” any thereof at par; and to apply same to uses as follows:
in part of 419,608l. 18s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1708. £ s. d.
for 60 days' subsistence 1708 Oct. 24 to Dec. 22 to the Battalion of Guards in Holland 4,131 1 11
in part of 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for the 5,000 men in sea service.
for 120 days' clearings 1707–8 Feb. 25 to 1708 June 23 for Lord Paston's Regiment 1,195 0 0
to complete the subsistence of Brigadier Handasyd's Regiment from 1708 June 25 to Dec. 22 4,647 15 4
for subsistence upon account to the Regiment now Col. Jones's, late Lillingston's 6,000 0 0
£15,973 17 3
The orders of loan will be endorsed [by my Lord Treasurer] for 5 per cent. interest from the date of your receiving the value of same. Disposition Book XIX, p. 250.
Jan. 7. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Customs Commissioners in Edinburgh relating to [the interpretation of a clause in the Act of last Session [6 Anne, c. 73, clause 12] for charging seizures to wit with reference to] the Queen's moiety and the officers' proportion of such seizures. See infra, p. 71, under date Jan. 29. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 27.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Lee, late Collector of Co. Galway, setting forth his misfortunes and losses and praying to be restored to his collection to enable him to discharge a debt to her Majesty. Ibid., p. 27. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 46.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants of Plymouth shewing that they purchased the prize ship St. James brought into that port, laden with sugar, they believing that no more was payable for the said sugar than was directed by her Majesty's Proclamation in 1703 which was 3s. per hundredweight, but that the further Duty of 25s. is demanded thereon pursuant to a late Act of Parliament [6 Anne c. 73 clause xii] which will amount to more than the value of the sugar: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VIII, p. 343.
Same to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] of the petition of Brigadier Pearce setting forth that the Regiment of Dragoons under his command being placed on the Irish Establishment had received no subsistence from said Brydges since 8 Oct. last: therefore praying the Lord Treasurer “to appoint where he may receive the subsistence from that time.” Ibid.
Jan. 8. Letter of direction for 57,315l. 2s. 11d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1709: and is to be applied as follows, viz.
£ s. d.
for satisfying bills of exchange on the Navy already due viz. 3,000l. on the head of Wages and 2,583l. 6s. 8d. on the head of Wear and Tear 5,583 6 8
for bills of exchange due in the Victualling Office 38,731 16 3
for the Ordinary of the Navy 8,000 0 0
for paying tickets to turned over men pursuant to an Act of Parliament [4–5 Anne c 6 clause 12] 5,000 0 0
£57,315 2 11
likewise for 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Transport Service: out of same: and is to be applied towards paying for the corn ordered to be bought up and sent to Catalonia for the service of the Troops there. Disposition Book XIX, pp. 249–50.
likewise for 20,000l. to the Duchess of Marlborough, Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the use of the Privy Purse and for Healing Medals: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 251.
Jan. 8. William Lowndes to the Postmasters General. The Lord Treasurer desires that all letters or pacquets coming from Holland or Flanders and directed to Robert Walpole Esq., Secretary at War, be sent up and delivered to his [Walpole's] Office at the same time as the letters or pacquets addressed to the Secretaries of State from those places. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 28.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Trevanion for a reversionary lease of Restormel Park and Trinity Chapel granted by Charles II to Richard (afterwards Lord) Arundel et al. at the nomination and for the benefit of the widow of Col. John Trevanion, who was slain at Bristol in the service of Charles I.; the said Colonel's widow being later the wife of Sir John Arundel (since deceased); the said lease being for 99 years terminable on the lives of her sons John and Hugh Trevanion and was renewed in 1675 for the lives of her son and daughter Richard and Mary and in 1701 the said widow devised her interest to her grandson Richard, who obtained a fresh lease in reversion of his father Richard, who then was and now is living at St. Germain in France and outlawed for the highest crime [of treason]; but soon after, the said devisee died after bequeathing the premises to William Peters, a sailor, supposed to be in trust for petitioner's father Capt. Richard Trevanion in France; therefore petitioner prays a grant of the reversion of the premises, “the reversion whereof was paid for by this gent's father and the original grant founded on the merits and sufferings of his grandfather.” Reference Book VIII, p. 346.